Portland is extremely lucky to have the services of a new Narcotics Anonymous (NA) group in town. Previously the closest program similar to this was in Warrnambool so this is a huge step in the right direction for our town.
NA is a non-profit fellowship of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. They are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.
Anyone may join regardless of age, race, sexual identity, creed, religion or lack of religion.
They are not associated with any other organisations or connected to any political, religious or law enforcement groups. There are no fees, pledges to sign or promises to make to anyone. All that is required is an open mind.
This is a program of complete abstinence from drugs. The only requirement is the desire to stop using. The program is a set of principals written so people can follow them in their daily lives. The most important thing is they work.
There is no judgement on how much a person has used or what they have done in the past. NA is only interested in what a person wants to do about their problem and how they can help and support them. NA has learned from their experiences and have found that those who keep coming to meetings regularly stay clean.
If you or someone you know needs help and support please contact Narcotics Anonymous:
Wilf: 0409 471 898
Casey: 0435 439 385
Meetings are every Friday 7.30pm – 9.00pm
At Salvation Army, 33 Henty Street, Portland, Victoria 3305.